Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Santalales Viscaceae

Scientific Name: Phoradendron canzacotoi
Species Authority: Trel.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A4c; B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A parasitic shrub endemic to the western slopes of the Ecuadorean Andes, where it is known from six collections. Four are from the old and new Quito–Santo Domingo roads. One recent collection is from Baba, Los Ríos province. Potentially present in the Cotacachi-Cayapas or Los Ilinizas protected areas. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 1,000–2,000 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2004. Phoradendron canzacotoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T46283A11041751. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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